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Wow!! Your Frister & Rossmann is beautiful! Just stunning!
Steve, I am really regretting that I didn't go for that F & R machine! What a beauty! But, I am glad you are the new steward of that machine.
Laura, nice looking Necchi!
I have not had time to visit a lot lately. Too busy with the care of my FIL. But, on an almost good note I bought another FW today. I shouldn't have bought it, but I felt sorry for the poor machine! It is a 1938 with the scroll face plate, case, attachments, bobbins, new foot controller and wiring, but someone either shipped the machine or just dropped it because the bobbin winder is broken off along with part of the hand wheel. It was really dumb of me to buy it - I paid $125. I figured the foot controller, plug, case, attachments, etc., were worth that much. I say 'I' shouldn't have bought it because it is going to bug me that it looks nasty with the broken HW/missing bobbin winder! I am hopeless! I don't think it would even be a candidate for a re-paint because part of the 'body' is missing!
On a good note, the missing bobbin winder/broken chipped off HW section doesn't affect its running ability . . . . . . just looks ugly. Why did I buy it????? I will post photos as soon as I can!
Last edited by BoJangles; 04-01-2013 at 01:26 PM.
In addition to making a few slide plates, I will be taking some pictures tonight of the beginnings of our MOP tests.
I purchased a batch of (25) 1/2" x 1/2" blanks of Mother of Pearl from a local inlay supplier.
I have designed 5 shapes, Sun, Flower, Compass Rose, Leaf, and Butterfly to be able to cut at that size.
Tonight my DD and I will be doing the cutting using our jewelers saws.
Tomorrow we glue them down to a test base, and start painting and painting followed by sanding and sanding.
Last edited by SteveH; 04-01-2013 at 02:08 PM.